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Job Ref.: 1747

Job Title: Buying Manager – Pharmacy Group – Dublin West based - May 2019 - Immediate Vacancy

Posted Date: 18/05/2019

Sector: Purchasing

Location: Ireland, Dublin West

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Buying Manager – Pharmacy Group – Dublin West based - May 2019 - Immediate Vacancy

Our client is the largest pharmaceutical purchasing group in the Irish Pharmacy market with offices based in the Liffey Valley area, West Dublin.

The business is growing quickly and continues to invest in its core competencies to drive growth and further enhance its market leading position within the Irish Pharmacy market. They are seeking a Buying Manager, to join their Buying team and commercial leadership to help support their ambitious growth ambitions.

The successful candidate will have overall accountability for purchasing performance across the companies’ pharmacy, wholesale and sales areas.

The successful candidate will have overall accountability for purchasing performance across the companies pharmacy wholesale and broker division.

The Role

The Buying Manager will join the company’s management team with overall ownership and responsibility to devise, implement and deliver the company’s purchasing goals and objectives.


  • Develop and implement commercial strategies in accordance with company goals and objectives aimed to accelerate growth.
  • The job holder will be primarily responsible for sourcing, developing and managing strategic relationships with key Suppliers within the trading function.
  • The Buying manager will be responsible for existing gross margin, budgeted gross margin across the trading function.
  • Effective Management of Supplier relationships.
  • Identify and unlock supply chain opportunities.
  • Negotiate best terms and ensure all purchasing deals are maximized to full profit potential.
  • Understand the requirements of existing customers to ensure their needs are being met to the highest standard.
  • Manage Buying team

The following specific competencies are being sought in the person who will fill this position:

  • Strong Leadership and Strategic Direction
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Management and Delivery of Results
  • Building Relationships and strong communication skills
  • Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self-Development
  • Personal Energy and Drive
  • Commitment to good Ethical Behaviour
  • Good understanding of the Irish Pharmacy Retail and Wholesale operations.
  • Proven experience as Buying Manager or another similar relevant role.
  • Evidence of achievements under each of these headings will be required in the application process.

An excellent salary (depending on experience) plus strong benefits package will apply to the right individual.

For further information please call Paul Flanagan at Dublin 01 805 5522 or email your cv in the strictest confidence to asap

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